PHINCA LA REVILLA 2011
Ein bemerkenswerter Single-Vineyard-Weißwein. Sechs Jahre in französischer Eiche, mit unglaublicher Frische. Ein Blick zurück in die Vergangenheit und eine Hommage an den klassischen Ausdruck eines Weißweins aus Rioja.
Appellation: D.O.Ca. Rioja (sub-region: Rioja Alavesa)
Varieties: 100% Viura
Presentation: Burgundy bottle 75cl.
Sourced from many different clones of old, bush vine Viura grown in the
.68-hectare clay and limestone soil La Revilla vineyard. Planted with red
and white grapes in 1925, each vine driven by a stake and Biodynamically
farmed with horses.
The grapes were hand-harvested in 10 kg crates, destemmed and foot
crushed with a natural fermentation on the skins, pressed and transferred to
used 225-liter oak barrels, where the wine matured for six years. The barrels
were not topped up (and didn´t develop flor) and only racked once.
Oxidative notes in the nose but the wine does not show it´s age. Balsamic
with an aromatic, vermouth-like note, hints of cereals, royal jelly, dried
flowers and chamomile, nuanced and complex. A layered and textured
palate with chalky sensations, seriousness, good balance and length. Quite
different from a majority of whites from Rioja.